Available now: Easy migration from Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to Parallels RAS

Moving from Citrix to Parallels RAS—simplified!

Deploying a new virtualization solution requires planning and implementation time. Although Parallels RAS (Remote Application Server) is fast and simple to deploy, IT administrators appreciate tools that further simplify the transition process. Because most existing Citrix environments have a myriad of settings enabled, it may be cumbersome to recreate them within a new Parallels RAS environment.

The Parallels Migration Tool for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops addresses these concerns. This new tool enables settings to be exported quickly from an existing Citrix environment and subsequently imported to a Parallels RAS farm, avoiding the need to manually create settings.

The migration tool focuses on application-related functionality. Because applications are typically the most complex aspect of a new virtualization environment, Citrix administrators can use this tool to migrate published application settings efficiently, reducing the migration time and facilitating changeover.

How does the Migration Tool for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops work?

The migration tool has been tested on Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops v1912 CU6 and above and requires PowerShell v5.1. The first part of the migration process creates an XML settings file of the applications configured within the Citrix farm and converts the Citrix settings to the equivalent Parallels RAS settings.

After running the tool and generating the applications.xml file, a PowerShell script is used to import the settings into the new Parallels RAS farm. The published applications are placed within the Default Site within Parallels RAS and are useable after you import, providing the applications are present on the Parallels RAS host in the same folder structure as they were on the Citrix host.  Of course, testing is strongly recommended to ensure that the new Parallels RAS environment is functioning as expected.

Migrated components

Application settings migrated as part of the initial release of the Migration Tool for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops include:

Transitioning your Citrix environment to Parallels RAS is simplified with the Migration Tool for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

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Interested in migrating from Citrix to Parallels RAS? Talk to one of our experts.

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Download the migration tool from GitHub.

For full instructions, please see Parallels Migration Tool for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Note: If your Citrix environment is based on XenApp 6.x and you wish to migrate settings to Parallels RAS, please contact your sales engineer for the Citrix Migration Tool version that supports that platform.